2009 Us Masters

2009 US Masters Review

As always the US Masters was the first Golf Major of the year and was played between the 9-12th April at the famed Augusta National Golf Club as always. Tiger Woods was at his first Major since returning from injury and performed well but struggled to get in to contention during the week. The 2009 event turned out to be one of the most exciting in many years with the Green Jacket decided in a three way play-off late on Sunday afternoon.

The first round kicked off with a bang and was dominated by American Chad Campbell who shoot a brilliant 65 to take the lead at the end of the day by 1 shot and the Ryder Cup player looked ready to launch an assault for his first Major victory. The Leader board was dominated by the home players with Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan just one of the lead at the end of Thursday after each shooting rounds of 66.

Friday saw Anthony Kim take centre stage as he matched Campbell's 65 on Thursday and Managed to claim 11 birdies along the way which was a new record for a single round. That put Kim into contention but it was Chad Campbell who maintained his lead although he was joined at the top of the Leader board by Kenny Perry who shot an excellent 67 to follow up his first round 68. The cut was at +1 which left 50 players left in the tournament at the end of Friday and we were in for a cracking weekend.

On Saturday it was Angel Cabrera who made his move by shooting his third successive score in the 60's and moved onto -11 alongside Kenny Perry who had maintained his lead. Chad Campbell slipped two off the lead after scoring 72 and he was one clear of Jim Furyk who was also in search of his first Green Jacket and in a good position.

So we moved onto the final round of the 2009 US Masters ad we were in for an exciting day as both Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera shot solid if unspectacular rounds of 71 to leave them locked together at the top of the leader board. Perry was clear on the back nine but a couple of mistakes saw him slip back to Cabrera and they were both joined by early leader Chad Campbell who shot 69 to join the pair on -12. This led to a three-way sudden death Play-Off and it was Campbell who bogeyed the first hole and was eliminated, on the second hole Perry failed to get up and down leaving Cabrera with two putts from 15 yards to claim the Green Jacket. The Argentine duly delivered for his second Major victory and the first Argentine to win the Masters ever.